What’s coming in Ensembl release 78

Ensembl 78 is scheduled for December 2014. Highlights include:

Updated gene sets and annotations

  • Mouse: updated to GENCODE M4 including manually annotated HAVANA annotation, with new assembly patches (GRCm38.p3).
  • Updated pig HAVANA annotation in Vega.
  • Updated C. elegans annotation (WS245).

Other highlights and data sets

  • Human and mouse Transcript Support Levels (TSLs) accessible through Ensembl BioMart.
  • APPRIS (a system for annotating alternative splice isoforms) flags imported from CNIO available now for human, mouse, rat and zebrafish.
  • New Gene gain/loss tree view.
  • Update data from the Animal QTL database for chicken, cow, horse, pig and sheep.
  • Gene Summary page will display all versions of the gene:

    Alternate alleles for GNL1 (ENSG00000206412) can be compared by clicking the Region Comparison link.
    Alternate alleles for GNL1 (ENSG00000206412) can be compared by clicking the Region Comparison link.

For more details on the declared intentions, please visit our Ensembl admin site. Please note that these are intentions and are not guaranteed to make it into the release.

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